Dropshipping is a shipping method where the online store owners don’t keep the products stocked in their own store. Instead, all the products are stored in various third-party warehouses across the region. So when a customer places an order, the product is directly shipped from the nearest warehouse instead of the store. The admin can add multiple warehouses for a product with the quantity accordingly.
Now, the admin will be able to import products from the AliExpress into his store and can start selling those products within his own store very easily. To place the orders at AliExpress the admin just needs to click a single button and then make the payment as we have automated the order process for the AliExpress orders.
Note: To Import products from AliExpress the user first has to install WooCommerce AliExpress Importer to his chrome browser.
- Add warehouse and manage warehouses accordingly.
- Create warehouse manager for a particular warehouse.
- Mass assign or Unassign products to a warehouse.
- Import products from AliExpress into your store.
- Import products from the AliExpress search page or from the category pages.
- Shop URL verification while registering your WooCommerce store on AliExpress to import products from there.
- Description of the product also gets imported from AliExpress.
- The product information like base name, price, product reviews, meta description, SKU, description, and variations get imported along with the product.
- View all AliExpress Orders in a separate section.
- Automated Order Process for the AliExpress Orders.
- Mass Assign/Un-Assign the imported products AliExpress to various warehouses.
- Set the Default quantity and cost of the imported products when they are assigned to the warehouse.
The user will get a zip file which he has to upload in the “Add New” menu option in the WordPress admin panel. For this login to WordPress Admin Panel and Under the Dashboard hover your mouse over the “Plugins” menu option which brings out a Sub-Menu and then select the “Add New” option.
After this, you will see an option on the top of your page that is “Upload Plugin”, click the option to upload the zip file.
After clicking on the “Upload Plugin” option, below that you will see a button “Choose File” click on the button to browse for the zip file as per the snapshot below.
After browsing the file, click the “Install Now” button to install the plugin as per the snapshot.
Now when the plugin is installed correctly, you will see the success message and an option to activate the plugin. Click on “Activate Plugin” to activate the installed plugin.
Tha admin can create a warehouse manager and then assign a warehouse to him. To create a warehouse manager navigate to Warehouse Management > Warehouse Manager. Now click on “Add New” to create a warehouse manager or click on a warehouse manager to edit the details of a warehouse manager.
Add Warehouse Manager
After clicking on “Add New” the user will be redirected to the Add Warehouse Manager page. Add all the details of the warehouse manager and then click on Save User to save the warehouse manager.
Edit Warehouse Manager
The user can click on the edit button to edit a warehouse manager and then can edit the details accordingly and then click on the “Update User” button to update the warehouse manager details.
Under the warehouse list the user can see all the warehouses and can also create a new warehouse and can edit or delete a warehouse accordingly.
Add New Warehouse
After clicking on the “Add New” button the user will enter the details of the warehouse and then click on “Save Warehouse” button to save the warehouse.
After clicking on the Edit button the user will be redirected to the warehouse page where he can update the warehouse details accordingly.
The user can see all the assigned and unassigned products here. The user can select products to assign to a particular warehouse or to remove a product from a warehouse list. The user can also edit/add the quantity of a product for a warehouse accordingly. The user can also select a warehouse to see the assigned products to it.
Assign Products to a Warehouse
The user will select the products and then select the warehouse to which he wants to assign the products and then click apply to assign the products to a particular warehouse.
The user can see all the orders for different warehouse and can also select a particular warehouse to see its orders. The user can also view an order details by clicking on the view link with the order.
After clicking on the view link, the user will be redirected to the order details page where he can see the details of the respective order.
The user can see all the warehouses incomes and the admin income/commission from those warehouses accordingly. The user can also see the amount paid to the warehouse and the amount payable to a particular warehouse owner for the orders. The admin will click on the Pay button to manage the transaction for the amount paid to the warehouse for the orders.
After clicking on the Pay button, the user will be redirected to the warehouse transaction page where all the detail regarding the payable amount is shown as per the orders. Now the admin will click on the Pay Amount button to complete the transaction. The admin can also select the orders from the list for which he has paid to the warehouse and completes the transactions for the order’s payment.
The user can see all the transactions completed by the admin for different warehouses for different orders here and can also see the transactions for a particular warehouse accordingly.
The user will configure the settings for AliExpress here. Here the user will select the default category where the imported products from AliExpress will be shown. Here the user can also assign the default product stock, default product visibility, default product warehouse, default product status and can select default product price configuration as same as AliExpress, custom price, increase the price, and decrease price.
How to Import Products from AliExpress
**Note: Before importing the products from AliExpress into your store you should first install the AliExpress product importer extension in your Google Chrome browser. After that, you can continue as explained below.
The user can add the WooCommerce AliExpress Importer chrome extension to your chrome browser here – WooCommerce AliExpress Importer.
After adding the WooCommerce AliExpress Importer the user can see the update details button from where the user will authenticate his store on AliExpress to which he wants to import the products from AliExpress.
Here the user will add his store URL to authenticate.
Now, the user will enter the username and token which the user will get from the AliExpress settings under Warehouse Management > Dropship Settings.
After authenticating the details, the user will get a success message for successfully authenticating the details.
After authentication, the user can now see the product import button visible on the products. Now, the user will click on the button to import the products to their website.
The product details will also get imported with the product like Name, Price, Reviews, Description etc.
The user can also select the number of views imported with the product information and the imported reviews will be shown on the product page accordingly for the customers to see.
After Importing the product to the website, the user will get the Product Imported Successfully message as shown in the image below.
The user will see all the imported products from AliExpress under AliExpress > Products. Here the user will see all the imported products directly assigned to the warehouse which the user has selected under the AliExpress settings.
The user can see all the AliExpress orders under AliExpress > Orders. Now the user will click on the Place Order link to place the order on AliExpress for the customers.
After clicking on the Place Order button, the user will be redirected to the AliExpress website where the product will automatically be added to the user cart and then automatically get processed to the next step.
Now, the user will be redirected to the shipping details page, where the customer shipping address will automatically get added to the shipping details to process the order further.
Now, the admin has to enter the payment details to place the order successfully.
The customers can see the Shop products and products imported from AliExpress under AliExpress Products tab.
After clicking on the AliExpress Products, the customer will be redirected to the AliExpress products page from where the customer can view any product and can add the product to the cart to purchase.
After clicking on the product the customer will be redirected to the product page from where he can select the option and can add product to the cart.
After adding the product to the cart, the customer can view the product details in the cart and then proceed to checkout.
Now, the customer will be redirected to the check-out page, where he will add his shipping details and these details will automatically be added to the shipping details on AliExpress when the admin will place an order for the AliExpress product to place the order on AliExpress.
That’s all for the WooCommerce AliExpress Dropship. Still, have an issue feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the module better webkul.uvdesk.com.
Current Product Version - 1.0.0
Supported Framework Version - WooCommerce 2.6.x, WooCommerce 3.0.X, WooCommerce 3.1.X